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Confederate (CSV)


James S. Knight

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Wayne County, he enlisted on 7 December 1861 as Private in Company A, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

"Before advancing to the attack [on 17 September] the [Mumma] house was set on fire by order of General Hill, three men from the Third North Carolina Infantry — Lieutenant Jim Clark was one of the three, also Jim Knight — volunteering to perform the duty."

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes

Basic service data from Moore1. Quote above by Colonel Thruston from Clark2.


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 83  [AotW citation 9780]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, pg. 185  [AotW citation 9781]